I am an eighth grade viola player. ME and 6 other people are looking for a song to play at GMEA Solo and Ensemble this year.
If you can help me, the song:
-Must have 1st and 2nd violins, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass Parts.
-Cannot be an arrangement of a modern tune.
Are there any other middle school students who can give us a fairly simple song to learn and master, hopefully earning us a high rating.
(We play fairly well, so don't be afraid to give us something challenging. :)
A viola is taken to hospital. The doctor examines her and says:
"There's nothing wrong with you. But you broke your bow. How did that happen?"
Viola: "I only remember the thunderous applause for the composer."
Doctor: "Do you remember his name?"
Viola: "No. I think he was on the first page of the sheet music."
Hey y'all! I'm LuckyFinGirl, new to this group but not MuseScore. I am a long time violist of 11-12 years now (started when i was extremely young) and I recently sparked an interest in composing and arranging music. My music academy has 7 other violists, one as advanced as me and the others intermediate. I'm struggling to come up with a good way to write an ensemble piece on multiple levels. Any ideas, thoughts, tips?
I'm trying to get in a chamber orchestra that hands out scholarships to very good violists. I've only been playing for a year and a half but I'm accelerated.I need a catchy piece that I can work on to really impress the judges. Easy or hard, it just needs to be catchy :)
If you have a easy to intermediate Viola composition, you can send them to me to get recorded and uploaded to my you-tube channel. (I will of course give you full credit and so forth). I am about a level 3 (Henle) on the Viola.
Hello all. I just finished the MYS(Metropolitan Yout Symphony) summer cam, adnd decided to audition for the year long program. For the audition you need to know 9 scales(4 sharps 4 flats and c major) and an solo audition piece. Obviou.sly i play the viola, and i need some help finding a good piece. They suggested some pieces, but the only on e i hadn't played has the easiest one. So i wanted to find out if anyone here had some suggestions
how do i get better at it. it's not a new concept for me i have to shift in most of my music but it could be better i don't know how to make it better. I've heard of scales but all i know are 2 octave scales I know how to do those already but i know there different types of scales that I've never been introduced to.
I don't know if it's just me or if it's the way we are taught but as viola i don't shift much and it sucks because when i do try to shift for the most part it's not the best it's definitely gotten better i can handle 3rd position and majority of 5th position but even number shifting seem to be a problem like 2nd and 4th and i've notice that it affects my confidence when playing up there witch causes me to shift slower and more sloppy people have told me to do scales but the only scales i know are 2 octave scales
So I play the viola. Obviously. I want to impress my teacher, with playing Bach's first cello suite. However, I understand there are different bowings? I have only played for 4 years, and haven't really developed the skill of "creating the music that you read". She gave me a couple lessons on the prelude, for me to find out I had been practicing with my bowings all wrong. So she told me to slur every four notes, no matter what. Then, I was looking on Musescore and found the entire first suite, but with different bowings on the prelude. So, could someone tell me the right bowings/arrangement I should use, or give me your preference?
Hey everyone! I am a 6th grade viola player and I wonder if its weird that I practice every day and still dislike classical music. Bach, Handel etc. were all great composers, there works are amazing, but I just don't like to play any classical music. Please give your thoughts on this issue.
So, I'm going into 6th but I feel like my level is somewhere near 8th grade, so can anyone suggest any intermediate/advanced viola pieces? And yes, I'm learning Bach's 1st cello suite. Thanks :)
hello i'm a violist a little out of practice anyone know where to start to get started? i used to play back in the fifth grade and was a natural at it, but i haven't played since then. i was taken out of the school that provided the classes for me and my father had to bring my viola back to the school. now i have one but don't know where to start in learning the art again, can anyone help?
I am fourteen and a viola player. I write a lot of songs in a band that features viola. This new song is a rock song I composed, I hope it is okay if I added it. I thought this group might like something different that involves our amazing instrument. .https://musescore.com/user/967076/scores/1081121
Hi I'm a sixteen year old viola player who is a junior in high school. I wanted to challenge myself as the current selection of concertos and what not for viola (ex: Hoffmeister, Stamitz, Walton, Bruch, etc.) are definitely not simple, but they are, in a sense, wearing down on me. I don't feel the same sense of passion anymore with these pieces. I was wondering, do you guys know where I can find transcriptions of cello pieces like Shostakovich Cello Concerto, Dvorak Cello Concerto, etc. (I found Elgar on musescore) that are free of charge. Additionally I was wondering if there will ever be a viola rendition of tchaikovsky violin concerto for viola as my principal played certain sections by ear and I was really intrigued as it is considered a pure violin piece with almost zero intentions of transcriptions. That would most definitely be the crown jewel that I would be looking for to dedicate my time practicing to.
Hello there, I'm a thirteen year old violist who is currently in my school's symphonic and full orchestras. I've been told by some of my peers that "I put too much rosin on my bow and that doing so could make what I play sound muddy". I don't know if this is true or not but I usually put a lot of rosin on my bow and it ends up sounding just fine. another question I have is, how tight is a bow supposed to be before you play? I've been told by some that it's supposed to be super tight and some have told me that it should be super loose. I usually make it loose, cause then I'm able to play fortissimo without what's coming out of my instrument sound scratchy, while when I try to play loud when my bow is tight, it sounds squeaky and scratchy.